Sen. Christopher “Bong” Go pledged his support for the continuing efforts of the Duterte dministration to improve access to quality healthcare services in Mindanao, particularly in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao.
Go, chairman of the Senate Committee on Health and Demography and one of the Mindanaoan members of the Senate, attended the launching of the 109th Malasakit Center at the Cotabato Sanitarium in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao last Tuesday.
This is the sixth in the BARMM and the second in the province, the other being at the Maguindanao Provincial Hospital in Shariff Aguak.
The Cotabato Regional and Medical Center in Cotabato City also hosts another Malasakit Center.
On Wednesday, May 12, Go also personally attended the launch of the country’s 110th Malasakit Center in Cotabato Provincial Hospital in Kidapawan City, North Cotabato.
“Full support ako sa inyo (I fully support you). Tutulungan ko kayo kung kailangan niyo ng additional bed capacity para maayos niyong magamot ‘yung mga pasyente at mapanatiling ligtas ang mga komunidad niyo (I will help you increase your bed capacity so that you will be able to treat your patients and make your communities safe),” Go said as he also honored healthcare workers for their service and sacrifices.
“Sa mga health workers dito, magsabi lang kayo kung may problema at magsasalita ako para sa inyo. Noong nakaraan, nagbigay ako ng privilege speech at na-suspende agad ng Office of the Ombudsman ‘yung mga responsable sa mga na-delay na benefits ng mga namatay na frontliners (Just tell me your problems and I will speak for you. I delivered a privilege speech and the person responsible for your delayed benefits was suspended).”